Deuspi: Two Dumb Robbers (Memory Game)

Kisdobos August 20, 2017


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
This is a memory game: students have to pay attention to all the small details in the short film and answer eight questions.

Also check out these two related grammar practice video quizzes based on the same short film:
Scene summary:
It's a short film about two dumb criminals who burst into a grocery store and try to rob it. A SWAT team is quick to respond. However, both the police and the robbers are a bit amateurish, to say the least.
Video length: 1 minute 20 seconds
Video genre: Short film (animated or with human actors)
Lesson type: Asking about the visuals: Memory game ("Do you remember a little detail you could see?")
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2017-08-20, 11:49:04 (GMT+1)

About the author

I am one of the co-founders of I had taught English in many contexts, as a private tutor, then in companies, and in high schools. I am active in creating video quizzes on our video quiz platform.

Video quiz questions (printable)

1) The robbers ...

  • left the car doors open
  • left the car doors closed
  • left one door open and one closed

2) Which fruit did you see on sale at the greengrocer's? (MARK ALL RIGHT ANSWERS)

  • bananas
  • watermelon
  • cantaloupe
  • pineapple
  • coconut

3) What does the shopkeeper keep on the shelves behind him?

  • toys
  • alcohol
  • Chupa chups lollipops
  • mobile phones

4) What product does the shopkeeper keep next to the cash register?

  • mini bottles of alcohol
  • chewing gum
  • lollipops
  • lighters

5) What does the robber lying on the floor wear to disguise himself (=hide his identity)?

  • a full-face mask
  • a mask only covering his eyes
  • a hoodie
  • a pantyhose pulled over his head

6) How many police cars did we see arrive?

  • one
  • two
  • three
  • none

7) What did he snatch (=take) from the shop?

  • a chocolate bar
  • a bag of Chupa Chups
  • candies
  • a can of soda

8) What are the two other shops left and right of the grocery store?

  • a butcher's
  • a tobacco store
  • a pharmacy
  • a beauty salon

Lesson plan


1. Let students brainstorm various types of crimes.

2. Tell students that they're gonna see dumb criminals in action. Let them guess which crime they will see in the short film.

3. Watch the video in whole (without the quiz - select the first play mode).

Follow-up tasks

1. Have students work in pairs and collect, then write down all the stupid things that the robbers did during the heist (=robbery).

2. DISCUSSION: Let the class discuss the discussion questions in pairs. After the pairwork, get some of the students share with the whole class.

3. WRITING or ROLE PLAY: Have the swat team leader explain to his superior(s) (=bosses) why they failed to capture the other robber. It can either be a role play or a writing task.

4. VOCABULARY BOOSTING: You can have students fill in the blanks in this worksheet: It's a newsflash about a grocery store robbery.

5. WRITING: Use the worksheet above or the raw story (article + video: ) to provide an example of a newsflash about a robbery. Then get students to write a similar newsflash about the robbery seen in the short film. Encourage them to borrow as many phrases from the newsflash as they wish.

6. DO ANOTHER VIDEO QUIZ: should have + V3 practice:

7. DO ANOTHER VIDEO QUIZ: Conditional 3 practice:

Discussion questions

1. Do you know any stories about dumb criminals?

2. How safe is your surroundings (in the vicinity of your school, your neighborhood at home)?

3. What kind of crimes have been committed in your town / city recently?

4. How strong is the police presence where you live?

5. Are you satisfied with the work and attitude of the police?

Vocabulary list

  • robber n.: robber n.: a person who robs a store or bank
  • armed adj.: having guns
  • armed robbery n.: robbing a store or a bank with guns
  • heist n.: robbery
  • dumb adj.: very stupid
  • burst into v.: to come or go very quickly and suddenly, e.g. "burst into the store"
  • surveillance video n.: video recorded by the security cameras
  • one by one / one after the other adv.: first one, than the other
  • counter n.: a piece of furniture with a flat surface that workers and customers stand on opposite sides of when doing business in a store, restaurant, etc.
  • cash register n.: a machine used in a store, restaurant, etc., that calculates the amount of cash due for a sale and has a drawer for holding money
  • SWAT team n.: a special police force
  • capture v.: to catch (an animal or criminal)
  • be on top of your game (idiom): be doing really well
  • snatch v.: to grab something and take it quickly
  • be rushed to hospital: be taken to hospital quickly

About the author

I am one of the co-founders of I had taught English in many contexts, as a private tutor, then in companies, and in high schools. I am active in creating video quizzes on our video quiz platform.


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2017-08-21 15:13:21
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2018-03-22 16:09:01
Thanks a lot for this work ;-)